Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Colour of My Mind by Albert Wang

There was a guy approached me while I was waiting for my number to be registered for consultation. He bumped into me and showed me a newspaper article saying that it is his church friend, Albert Wang who pen about his lifetime story of schizoprenia incidence (In some other words, people in the society commonly regards it as “Orang Gila”). He told me that Albert is currently warded at UMMC for treatment. And they published this thin book for sale with the purposes to generate Albert Wang’s medical expenses, at the same time, educating public about schizoprenia.

The guy didn’t seem like a fraud through the evidence he had shown me. Eventually I forked out RM20 to get this 66-page-book because it did impress me at the first sight and somehow I could feel the sincere effort of the writer in writing this book. I wanna find out more about any kind of diseases, what more it is from the patient’s own experiences itself?

Okay, till this part is still fine. After 20 mins while I was waiting at another corner for consultation, the same guy met me again. And this time, he spotted me reading the book and requested for a photograph together with the book. Okay, just a small task, ok lor.. But he then questioned me further about my background and even asking me whether I’m single. This indeed was kinda eerie. And I actually missed my turn for consultation due to the photograph. =.=


After all, it is a bless I think to have encountered this random occasion during my consultation at UMMC. That guy didn’t do anything to me lar.. lol..phew. =)

The book did give a kind of feeling that the writer is really like talking to the one who is reading his book, which it gives me a feeling that it is a good book although the writer just used simple layman english to convey little bit about his life, how he was before he got diagnosed with schizoprenia, what happens after he was certified to be schizoprenic and so on.

I would like to share a small part of the book chapter 1 as it did drive me to read forward with just a simple introduction like this:

Chapter 1: The Beginning of the End

was born Wang Tew Jit in october 10,1957 at the Assunta Hospital in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. My father was a fishmonger at the Pasar Buroh Wholesale Market in Selangor, in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
While my father took care of the fish business, my mother took care of me. I was a pak-pak kei kei to my parents. This meant that I was a chubby boy whom my mother and father loved. My childhood days were carefree and happy.
I was a bright student in kindergarten and obedient to both my teacher and parents. I remember telling them that when I grow up, I will buy myself a Jaguar and life in a big bungalow. My father would be very happy each time he heard that. It was just a small boy’s fantasy. But in my heart, I had a burning desire to see that fantasy come true.
While growing up, I was shattered with the untimely demise of my mother. I was in tremendous pain when one day I found my mother hanging from the guava tree in the backyard of our house. She had committed suicide.

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So that is just a very small part of the beginning.. I won’t show you the whole story of course, I don’t want to get sued by people lor. lol. If you feel like reading further, please go and get one or you can borrow from me, I’ll charge you! LOL. just kidding!

But for people out there, if you does hook up with what I‘ve written, don’t hesitate to get a copy while at the same time you are helping the patient too.

Last but not least, I would like to show a you-tube clip of that author too. =)

Can you feel the great spark of fighting for life in this patient?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

To confirm diagnosis

There were three of us went to university clinic for different complications, hoping that the clinic will direct us to UMMC. For your information, clinic at my university is kinda lousy in service, students have no confidence in them at all. So in the end, only ME got the letter. LOL. Yes, it is definitely not something cool. So with these referral letters, I can get free consultation in UMMC. Woots!

And this is the content of the letter which written by the university general practitioner:

Medical students, if you’re reading this, hopefully you do understand what it is written there. =D

So, this is what I’ve got from UMMC GENERAL PRACTITIONER again. =( I thought I could have been directed to enterologist straight away. So, the general practitioner actually put me on a 3 weeks’ course of ranitidine+magnesium trisilicate (FYI, it is for gastric) and need me to come back for another consultation after weeks. According to the general practitioner, she would like to monitor my condition with these medicaments first, then only decide whether to direct me to enterologist during the next follow ups. So, mamamama, I gotta take these non palatable medicaments, especially the magnesium trisilicate! I’m not fancy with liquid dosage form. =(

And another silly thing is, I was prescribed with 15ml magnesium trisilicate 3 times per day for 3 weeks mer. But the two bottles only have 400ml in sum wor.

Hello, 15 x 3 times daily x 21 days = 945ml, and you give me not even half of the total dose??!! Inadequate medications being distributed?? So, I just ought to take for 2 weeks is it? buhhhh~~ =.=